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touchdown passes. >> against the best defense in the nfl. >> and some of the passes were just beautiful. all right. houston, patriots against the texans. >> nail biter for you, buddy. >> it was. nine yards score. they take the lead. fourth quarter, game tied at 31. new england, they'll kick the game winning field goal. a big one. i think it was a 53 yarder. texans lose ten in a row. bill, there was a little controversy here. after the game texas defensive end antonio smith telling reporters the patriots knew what to expect from the houston defense and there may be something fishy going on. i'm suspicious, i think it will be a big coincidence if that just happened by chance. i don't know for sure. i just know it was something we practiced this week. of course, our producer of show is a jts fan that harkens back to -- >> on defense? do you know what a defense is going to do? that is silly. >> my favorite teams are not above a little skepticism. >> how about rob ford making an appearance at the falcons-bills games. i'm sure there were quite a few of people trying to take selfies. ate chicken wi
placed too much of a burden on the defendant. >> that's right. the burden is never on the defense. at most they can be required to show by a preponderance but never proof beyond a reasonable doubt. in most states all the defense has to do is raise a reasonable doubt. it's for the prosecution to show that it was not self-defense. that is their burdenen and not the defense. and placing the burden on the defense created a very critical error which is why the case has now been reversed. >> we all started talking about this case during the trayvon martin case. a black woman could not seem to achieve the same rights under this law as a white man could. >> exactly. i think in this case one of the things we need to always think about is she was going to the garage to get a licensed handgun. she had been to the firing range. she knew how to use the gun. she was trying to defend herself. she was in her own home and she was not afforded the same treatment. in the second trial they will not be talking about stand your graund. >> and the prosecution is the same. let's listen to her making the
bomber attacked yemen's defense ministry this morning killing 15 people. the blast in the nation's capital was followed by a fire fight with gunmen who tried to take over the complex and most of them had been killed. >>> in mexico, missing radioactive cobalt 60 has been found near where it was removed from a stolen truck. authorities say the material was taken out of the protective canister and pose noes threat to the public. although whoever opened it is in grave danger. the thieves were probably just interested in the truck. 20,000 americans signed up for insurance on healthcare.gov on saturday. twice as many of all of october. president obama wednesday urged activists not to give up on promoting the affordable care act. >> toronto mayor rob ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for the videotape that appears to show him smoking crack. the information is contained in police wiretaps of gang members. >>> and now for your first look at business, we turn to cnbc. >>> a push for a higher minimum wage is causing a walkout. they're calling for 1
on the appropriations committee, that sequestration is unlivable. >> that being the defense industry. >> yes, mostly. on top of that, the next which takes spending to $967 billion almost comes exclusively out of defense. another $20 billion cut around january 15th strictly from defense budgets. so there's an appetite among the hawkish wing of the house republicans to just get rid of this. they realize that if they are going to get rid of this, they have to give in a little bit. >> weirdly, sequestration is now having the impact they believed it would to get a deal in the first place, untenable budget cuts. i think jonathan's point is really important. this is, if you're watching at home, this isn't the grand bargain. politics is the art of only the possible. the possible in this case is something very small. there is clearly no appetite for brinksmanship again. it is getting what they can get done. not getting into a bigger intractable fight that might shut down the government or cause really hard political pain on either side explaining to their base what they are getting but what they are giving u
on china's new air defense zones. it was also announced the vp will visit the border between north and south korea known as the demilitarized zone saturday. mr. biden will hohn your troops killed in the korean war. >>> bob smith wants his old job back. the republican says he will run for his party's nomination to challenge democratic incumbent gene shaheen next year. he may have popular competition. scott brown removed massachusetts from the twitter profile. the resident has been rumored to be open to a possible run in 2014. >>> new york archbishop says the catholic church has been outmarketed been the on the issue of same-sex marriage. during an interview, he responded to critics who he says have chashg toured the church as anti-gay. debate over the issue will continue. >> back in 1973 with roe v. wade, everybody said this is going to go away and be back burnered. to this day, it is the most devisive issue in american politics. as you look at some of the changing attitudes, you say, wow. we're beginning to affect the young with the pro-life message. >> so you're not saying the gay
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defense about smoking pot. >> new controversy is swirling around in the form of marijuana smoke. it was during this appearance that he was asked point blank about illegal drugs. >> and that when i was in england, i experimented with marijuana a time or two, and i didn't like it and didn't inhale and never did it again. >> since then i didn't inhale has become one of the most quoted remarks in politics. >> like many things in the press, that whole thing has been totally twisted. i didn't say i was holier than thou. i said i tried. i never denied that i used marijuana. i told the truth. i thought it was funny. and with the only journalist who was there said i told the truth. everyone else had to cover that up because that's not the story they wanted to tell. so that's a silly thing. >> you could say many on the hard right have been overzealous over their criticism of president obama and the affordable care act. mark levine is the latest. using the term brown shirts, nazis. >> here's the headline at the mcclatchy washington bureau, obama strives to pivot from health care woes. baum
air defense identification zone which includes the air space over the islands saying foreign airlines must now warn china of their flight plans before entering air space many the east china sea. now, remember, the china/japan rivalry goes back, oh, a thousand years? the japanese see this as a sign of chinese aggression and are furious. this morning in a news conference with japan's prime minister, vice president biden warned that beijing risks a potentially dangerous confrontation with japan and its allies, which, of course, means us. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> anonymously, white house advisers have been more candid. one adviser told -- one adviser to president obama told "the new york times," "it's pretty clear this isn't really about the islands. it's about a desire of some in china to assert themselves that-in ways that until recently they didn't have the military capability to make real.
to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his anticipated holiday break. to the delight of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza, and nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. take it away, you guys. let's talk about what the president is trying to do. peter, you first. >> andrea, between your voice, my leaf blower, and what chris has, this could be an interesting next couple minutes. we're going to do our best to get through it. you heard the focus speaking a short time ago. the focus of his remarks less specific to health care than they were to economic opportunities for all americans right now. the white house and this president believes there's a connection between health care security and between economic security as well for americans. a short time from now, about an hour from now, the president is going to be hosting a youth summit event taking place here at the white house. he's going
this again. don't do this again. and then, of course, defense, nasa, nih, transportation, whoever, is also begging, please don't put that sequester in. you are going to eviscerate our ability to provide for whatever our particular department provides. including the department of defense. >> exactly. well, and especially when you look at how arbitrary many of the cuts have been. senator bill nelson, i know it's a busy time on the hill. thanks for joining us. >> thanks, ari. >> i want to go to our panel. we have from washington dana milbank, political columnist for the "washington post" and peri bacon, grio.com. dana, talk to us about the politics in the optics here. you just heard the senator standing basically arm in arm with the president on this issue of unemployment insurance. and him making the economic argument, as well, that, look, things are getting better. but people need time. they need a bridge to get out there and find some of the new jobs that may be appearing. what do you make of the politics of republicans actually standing firm against unemployment insurance? >> well, first
overseas. 20 people are reportedly dead after a suicide car bombing at yemen's defense ministry. sources telling nbc that the attackers were wearing military uniforms and drove a bob trapped car with military plates right up to the gates. gunmen and troops quickly started an exchange of gunfire right after the explosion. most of the gunmen are dead. a hospital inside the defense ministry suffered serious damage and a medical team was reportedly among those killed by the gunman. at this point, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. back here in the u.s., a scathing report says arizona's four street division is to blame for the death of 19 hot shot firefighters back in june. and that krikcontradicts the un own investigation. they fined them $559,000 for serious safety violations. this includes a 25,000 penalty for each firefighter who died battling the wildfire. according to the report, the agency failed the firefighters by putting property protection ahead of the crew's own safety. they're sited for not pulling the team out even though it was clear the efforts were ineffective.
and in the senate. to somehow say we want to ease sequestration so we can line the pockets of defense contractors and by the way we're going to do it on the backs of senior citizens in this country, is just an anathema, to me and most people in this country, generally, and certainly the democrats in the house and senate. >> and meanwhile, congresswoman, neo conservative commentator bill crystal, here on msnbc touting a seemingly secret plan, a paul ryan plan that would replace the affordable care act. can you give us any intel on what that secret plan is? >> i think it's so secret that it hasn't been developed yet. i think the republicans have -- since we passed the affordable care act back in 2010, they have talked about just repeal. repeal, repeal. then they said repeal and replace. but then they had nothing to replace it with. so it is really a bottomless pit of ideas that never seem to come to the surface in the republican caucus. and i think it's because they really don't want to have a solution for those who have been uninsured. the 45 million americans who are uninsured. that is not who th
. that threat hangs over them. >> these are different cuts than defense cuts which theoretically has that action looms larger over the republican party. >> i think nobody wants to do this except tea party people. very interesting senator patty murray supposed to be on vacation. she personally traveled to washington. she's meeting -- the senator, lofty one, they are working together, not talking about any kind of grand bargain. lots of people don't like the idea for those but they are trying to come up with an alternative to the really deeper sequester cuts and it's unbelievable they can't even agree on fees. okay. we're not talking about tax rate hikes that's off the table. we can't close loopholes. >> we're talking about auctioning broadband spectrum, higher fees on airport security and vacuuming up loose change jonathan capehart might have. >> there's a lot of it. >> there is a lot of change. i think part of the reason compromise seems so hard is that republicans have not are to ask themselves the tough questions about what they would do in terms of broader policy because they have been able t
medicaid coverage under the aca. do you find that to be defensible as you talk about wanting to attract and allowing for personal responsibility in the conversations that republicans support? do you think that's a defensible position for republican governors to take against the aca? >> what i don't find defensible is after five years of living under president obama, you know, he has little to show for what he's done for the black community. in fact if you want to focus on his health care law, his health care law has cost jobs, particularly, you know, jobs in the black community. an he's done very little to speed up the job prospects of millions in black america and millions of americans across the country. so while we're focused on, you know, trying to create jobs, private sector jobs, good-paying jobs, career-making jobs, i would ask, you know, what exactly has the president done for the black community? and the effects of his policies, the effects of president obama's policies -- >> why didn't the jobs act pass in the house? >> you can ask house republicans. or house democrats. >> but
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over china's new air defense zone, vice president joe biden is in beijing today for discussions with the chinese president. the air defense zone controls islands controlled by japan but claimed by china. the vice president's east asia trip was supposed to focus on trade and the economy, but this issue has taken center stage. >>> the website had one million visitors on monday, but can obama care reach its goal of getting seven million people signed up by march? we're doing the math and getting wonky with ezra klein coming up. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. 3w4r 3w4r57. >>> republicans are not backing off on their appeals to repair obama care. at a white house event touting the fixes and the benefits of the affordable care act, president obama drew a line in the sand. >> i've always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> let's bring in senator pat toomey, republican from p
's frustration in the cabinet and on capitol hill. they are putting a republican in the cabinet. a defense secretary. and people feel sees disappointed folks and at a time how he'll define how to be his defense secretary. he's leading the department in a period of entrenchment. does he fight those? does he go along with the white house in trying to trim spending as much as obama would like. it's interesting to see how much frustration there is in the cabinet not just hagel, but also sebelius. one of the reasons when you have these incidents like you do with the health care system -- >> why is general frustration. inside the white house do they think they are incompetent. >> they are not living up to standards with hagel. he's kind of lackluster when they thought he would come in there and be much more forceful. >> why did they think that? if they asked anyone in his own party who was a republican for many years, maybe still is, if they watched his confirmation hearings there were signs that perhaps he wasn't -- >> lots of signs. >> up for it. >> you get into this rush, one you want to get
every congress does like a highway or defense bill or farm bill or a budget. what do we need a budget for. not for highways, defense or food. >> in september congress approved a grant for the minute men missile national historic site in south dakota to include additional parking space. the 113th united states congress. bad at creating jobs. good at creating parking spaces at strange historical monuments in the middle of nowhere. >> heat from the late night comics. capitol hill may not be good at legislation, but lawmakers are good at passing the buck. they point the finger at the democratic-controlled senate. >> to date the house passed nearly 150 bills. this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. the senate, the president, and i continue to stand in the way of the people's priorities. >> democrats led by the president blame house republicans for the reluctance to compromise. >> let me end by addressing the elephant in the room. the seeming inability to get anything done in washington these days. if you still don't like obama care and you know you don't, even tho
violence self-defense when it was the most logical and yet deeply courageous thing to do. he had done hard time in prison and he had come out on outside showing us black people could take courageous stands and sur vooifg vif being on point as leader of a great movement and thrive on the other side. even though they embraced violence at one side as self-defense could embrace peace and unity and bringing people together as also in that moment the most logical and, again, most courageous thing you could possibly did. >> i'm going to open up to my friends in new york. eugene, you were talking before the break, independent of the man himself, the legacy what ben points out, the possibility this could happen in south africa, the man would be freed. that not only could he vote he would become president of the nation. in and of itself laid the foundation for where we are in america today. >> it made a lot of things that seemed impossible possible. it was so fast. 1990 he was out. 1994 he was president, in just four years. it was kind of a lightning thing. i remember the late '80s we were working t
, admirals, south african defense force as a guard of honor. stared, my god, look at this. turning over the power of the state, the force of the state is now in the hands of the new president who happens to be black. these officers are showing their allegiance to him, their trust in him, and they will obey him as president and commander in chief. it was remarkable. to think that something like that could have happened just a few years earlier was unthinkable but it did happen. he served as president. a little like washington, george washington, he would not serve. he had another term even though pleaded with to do so. he done his peace and that was time for new leader to take over and keep the process moving forward. >> which was another key factor in the evolution of south africa. >> what an example that was to other leaders in south africa and other parts of the world. you're not supposed to hang around forever and milk it forever. if you truly believe in freedom of democracy then you have to leave at some point and just step down and go back to your private life, which is what he did
secretary of defense, wonderful public servant, had served under seven presidents, when i first came in i asked him so, bob, you got nyad vice for me. he said, mr. president, just understand you got a lot of people working for you. somebody somewhere is screwing something up. that's true. [ laughter ] so i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary on every single agency how can we do things better and we can do things better. >> john meacham what is your take on his perspective on his own administration. >> i think it's realistic. president kennedy said defeat is an orphan and victory has a thousand fathers. that's true whether it's a government agency or private institution. there's always the difficulty of pulling these things off, complex operations. but all that said, you know, he ran for the office and so you take the responsibility, and i think he's showing a little sense of humor there but i think given the scale of this particular screw up, that was -- some conversations he should have had on the front end. >> yes a little bit earlier. chris covered an awful ground. lat
to penetrate the gop defensive line. and he is playing to win. joining me now is ari melber, co-host of msnbc's "the cycle" and correspondent for the nation. suze kim, national reporter for msnbc. tara dowell, who is the democratic strategist, and susan del percio, republican strategist and contributor for msnbc. thank you all for being here. so susie, you're a first-time nerd at our table today. talk to me, is this what offense looks like? because we certainly know what defense about the obama care act looks like. is this sort of the president going out and saying, oh, yeah, it is obama care? i mean, i'm obama and i care. >> i think, definitely, the fact that he's committed the next three weeks to every single day, hammering this message home is definitely a decision that the administration made that they have enough confidence with the website, with what obama care can offer, that they can just send that message, every single day, without necessarily apologizing for everything that's happened. i think this is definitely a shift by them to try to change the momentum, to try to change popular
happen. we got the defensive -- so-called defense of marriage act to try to stop it from happening. and now look, it's happening. some states don't want it to, but it's happening. >> it's happening. and aisha, world aids day was sunday and very important we look at this day every year and take stock of where we are. one of the things that is also good news, you have seen a decline in the bigotry you saw when we first heard about acquired immune deficiency syndrome in the ' 0s. that is good news, right? >> that is good news. but also a lot of people left behind. i wrote a report about this last year, talking about the structural barriers that still perpetuate high rates of disease within communities of color, lgbt community, as well. so as we think about world aids day, we need to think about what we should be doing domestically here at home to make sure these folks who are living at the intersection of marginalized populations are getting the health care services they need. >> and, you know, jonathan, obviously, of course, on the down side, you have a lot of states refusing the med
defense authorization act, the bill that's passed every year in every congress for more than 50 years without fail. we do not have a farm bill. we do not have a duck fix that they have to pass basically every year for medicare. we do not have a housing bill. we do not have a transportation bill. we do not have a water bill. we do not have any of the things they pass every year when there are good congresses and bad congresses, gridlock or not. we cones have any of the normal baseline stuff done. we don't have a bill setting defense policy, we don't have the bain pentagon bill. we have that every year, even in really bad years, but we don't have that this year, because it was shut down the government year. it was shut down the government, repeal obama care year. that's what we did all year, and now we're not doing that anymore. and now nothing is done. and time is almost up. and the question is, will they get it together? can they get it together to do something that isn't repeal obama care before the end of the year? what they said they wanted to do was immigration reform. remember? e
football and the republicans are like a football team with no offense and only a defense. they just keep trying to stop and never want to advance the ball. they have no strategies but they do have multiple defensive strategies. the repeal movement is now dead. the attack the website movement is slowly going away. but now we have a battle raging on in the courts. new york times notes a fresh wave of legal challenges to the laws playing out in courtrooms as conservatives make the case that mr. obama has overstepped his authority. the opposition never sleeps. >> they don't sleep and it is their organizing principle because i think for grass roots tea party conservatives and don't forget, some of the tea party popped up as obama care was being passed back in 2009 and 2010. there are some people who genuinely see it as the last big reach of government especially on something as personal as health care. there's an emotional sometimes bordering on paranoid fuel that some of the republicans are tapping into with that. and it's the only thing that seems to stir their base. and as far as whatever
the plastic guns. they have no sporting purpose. they're not a good self-defense weapon as they're unreliable. they're dangerous to the user. atf agents aren't holding it in their hands when they're shooting it. the only thing they're good for is assassins, murders, maniacs. people who want to avoid security. >> we haven't heard from the nra on this one yet, but this is as much an element of gun control as anything else we have talked about. >> absolutely right. this is the kind of thing that gun laws need to stop. gun laws have been used over the coursef our history to evolve when technology evolved. the 1934 machine law act came into law, and they're not used in a lot of crimes because we cracked down on those. so this is another reason why technology should be looked at in the law and these things should be made like senator schumer says, metal permanently in the gun, heavy penalty said to violate the law if you do so. this is the kind of thing terrorists go for. >> on these plastic printers and their capacity, so far, most of what they have been turning out melts or burns on the spot, but
offensive play, and i mean that in terms of offense/defense, we've seen from the white house in a long time. and for those of us who paid close attention two years ago, it's very much an echo of president obama's major vision for the country, is it not? >> no question about it. it's been his vision really throughout the time he's been in public life. i remember interviewing president obama about income inequality in the fall of 2007. what he was doing in this speech is making a broad argument for government action across the board, not just on things like the minimum wage, but also domestic investments and infrastructure and education, job training. also his health care law. he's always seen the aforfordab care act as one element of an agenda to give a foundation of stability and security economically under people as they try to get into the middle class. he was reiterating that argument today. as you said, the shift to a more offensive argument shows how key it was to get that website working by the december 1st deadline because that is something that allows the administration to shift and
defense. what did that nexus look like? >> it's good that you put it that way, anti-anti-apartheid because that's exactly what these people were. they would never actually come out and try to rationalize apartheid or try to sell apartheid to an american audience. i mean, that basically couldn't be done. but there were plenty of conservatives that had other ways of rationalizing it, the other one being the cold war, right? south africa was surrounded by hostile countries. if you asked a south african government to describe its enemies, p would always say they're communists. everyone surrounding us is a communist, you know. the anc is communist. and we've got to, you know, to struggle to defeat communism. in fact, it was an interesting country, you know, the apartheid regime. in some ways they were -- you know, they had this vision of the world as a gigantic communist conspiracy that was very familiar to a lot of american conservatives. >> i want to look at -- congresswoman, i want to read this headline, they put this up today. this was kind of an ab amazing revelation that came out in 1995.
for the federal government. i remember bob gates, my former secretary of defense wonderful public servant, when i first came in i asked him so bob you got any advice for me. he said mr. president, just understand you've got a lot of people working for you. somebody somewhere at this very moment is screwing something up. and that's true. and so i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary on every single agency how can we do things better? and we can do things better. part is we need to reorganize the government which was designed primarily in 1935 or '45. we could consolidate agencies. we've got to do a better job buying information technologies. how we make ourselves more customer friendly. those are all things that we can improve. but the upshot is the government still does a lot of good. the last point i'll make on this is we've had a politics, frankly, the entire republican party brand since ronald reagan has been government's the problem. and if you day after day, week after week, election after election are running on that platform, and that permeates our culture and it's picked u
. >> the 113th hasn't passed the bills every congress does. like a highway bill or defense bill or farm bill or a budget. >> let me end by addressing the elephant in the room. the seeming inability to get anything done in washington these days. >> i mean, what do we need a budget for? clearly not for highways, defense or food. >> congressional republicans are learning how to talk to women and how to run against women. >> trying to get them to be a little more sensitive. >> our message was weak. our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive. >> i went to a number of women's groups and said, can you help us find folks? they brought us whole binders full of women. >> i believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era. >> so there's no one solution. there's a long list of them. >> i tried to get him to be a little more sensitive. >> they've got to be embarrassed. >> you stay classy, san diego. >> and thanks for stopping by. >> but, mainly, stay classy. >>> so team obama needed to reboot the rollout of the affordable care act. and according to their own
. >> and this is work they planned to do earlier, but then they found themselves on defense. >> exactly. the last two months of being slammed kind of pushed that stuff off to the side. >> now they're going to try and shift back. thank you very much, ellis henican. >> good to see you. >> coming up, we're back with the stories buzzing today, including a strange encounter with actor christopher walker. >>> first, according to bing trends, who is the most searched celebrity of 2013? madonna, kim kardashian, errih a rihanna, beyonce or taylor swift? without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everything he needed at angie's list. join today at angieslist.com losing thrusters. i need more power. give me more power! [ mainframe ] located. ge deep-sea fuel technology. a 50,000-pound, ingeniously wired machine that optimizes raw data to help safely discover and maximize resources in extreme conditions. our current sit
and perhaps to some movie fans as well. her name is christine fox. she is acting defense secretary. and she inspired the character in one of the flight instructor in one of the iconic movies of the 1980s. >> the mid 28 does have a problem with the inverted flight times. i won't do a negative g pushover. >> we happen to see a 28 do a drive. >> where did you see this? >> that's classified. >> it's what? >> it's classified. i can tell you but then i'd have to kill you. >> my review of your flight performance was right on. >> is that right? >> that is right. and i held something back. i see some real genius in your flying, but i can't say that in there. i was worried that everyone in there could see right through me. i don't want anyone to know i've fallen for you. >> that gives you the cheesy chills of the 1980s. i miss them. she worked with naval aviators. obviously chuck hail wigel a pr manager. she looks a little bit like kelly mcgillis. she was just 30 years aeld. by the way, her call sign in 1985, lex. a little bit of a different era. hr would have something to do that if it were today. d
. secretary of defense chuck hagel made an unannounced trip to afghanistan today. he met with afghanistan's defense minister who reassured hagel that the security deal with the united states will be signed in a timely manner. >>> and remember this video of a chaotic traffic stop in new mexico last october? a woman was stopped for speeding after she got into an argument with the police officer. she drives off. there's a police chase that ensues. that ends with the officer firing several rounds at her minivan that was filled with children. that officer last month, 12-year veteran, has now been fired. >>> and jay-z leads the pack for next year's grammys. he received nine nominations. they were announced at last night's grammy nominations concert. justin timberlake, and macklemore was right behind him. >>> a brutal winter storm is packing a punch across much of the country today. the storm has already killed at least 12. travel has become quite dangerous with roads being covered with sheets of ice in many places. the weather channel's kyla grogan joins me live now. where is that storm right n
he wanted them to sort of roll back an air defense zone that china established unilaterally and is threatening japanese and even american commercial aircraft that you have to announce before you enter that space that you have to announce to china you're doing so. it's caused a lot of turmoil and headaches and so the vice president really made that clear. the other big thing in the trip was for the obama administration to make clear their so-called pivot to asia is still a viable priority for them, president obama had to cancel a trip to asia during the government shutdown so the strp was there to say we're still here and still will be strong in the region. >> i'm going to go ahead and change the topic quickly and on a personal note i wanted to ask you i heard that you got into a skirmish with reporters in japan. what happened. >> it was a little misunderstanding. i was the pool reporter meaning i was responsible to sending a report to all journalists in japan and u.s. so i was trying to see what was going on when the vice president met directly with prime minister abe in jap
describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> defense secretary chuck hagel has touched down in pakistan today. the first time in three years a pentagon chief has visited that country. hagel met with their prime minister to discuss tensions over drone strikes and military operations near the border with afghanistan. he spent the weekend in afghanistan visiting u.s. troops. he did not meet with afghan president hamid karzai who is refusing to sign a security agreement with the united states before the end of the year. secretary hagel says it increases the likelihood of a complete u.s. withdrawal. >> you can use any term you want, retreat or not renewing our efforts here post-2014. you can say it any way you want. what i'm saying unless we have the security of an agreement to protect our forces then we'll have no choice. we will not be able to stay. >> well, karzai has balked at a deal with the u.s. he did sign a security agreement with iran's president hassan rouhani. both leaders said it will increase regional security and minimize the influence of fore
the rules of the senate. democrats on defense and republicans believe they can just win red states. get control of the senate. a month ago they erased republican chances of winning the senate. healthcare.gov and things look different. >> the president's approval rating is different. he is at 41, 42% nationally. we know what it will look like in louisiana and arkansas. it's lower than that. it's mid-term elections that are referendum on the president. much more so than individual members. we look at folks like mary landrieu and say these are good candidates and run strong campaigns, but at the same time the drag from the top of the ticket will be a serious issue for them. they have to figure out how to do that balancing act. he is not going to be the last issue they will have to figure out. that for the big picture will be where the president is. he is at 41% into november of 2014. even if you are running a great campaign, it may be too much. >> hagan, landrieu without obama in 08, none of them are in the senate. pryor is a different story. the obama enthusiasm didn't get there in 2008.
to do. >> susan, in the president's defense, shouldn't he be able to expect the experts at hhs and various agencies working on this had it under control since they were being asked on a daily basis, do you have it under control? >> certainly there are people below the president who bear responsibility for the catastrophic rollout of the affordable care act and website. in the end he's the president. you know, the buck stops with him. it's really his management responsibility to have made sure that was working. one of the frustrating things for supporters of this law is that these were foreseeable difficulties. if the system had been working some time ago, they would have recognized some of the problems and addressed them before they were laid bear for the whole world to see. >> i want to ask both of you about education initiative, the studies out today, every three years global testing of teenagers, 15 years old. what we found, for all the money spent by bush administration and before this the obama administration, race to the top, all of the advancements we've been expecting,
. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole communi
unexpected come to his defense. congressman tom cotton. it all started after he released this ad on his face. >> i'm not ashamed to say that i believe in god and i believe in his word. the bible teaches us no one has all the answers. only god does. neither political party is always right. this is my compass. my north star. it gives me comfort and guidance to do what's best for arkansas. i'm mark pryor and i approved this message because this is who i am and what i believe. >> the national republican senatorial committee attacked pryor for the ad, noting that last year he said the bible is really not a rule book for political issues. the committee's communications director wrote so is the bible mark pryor's compass providing the guidance to do what's best or is it not a good rule book for political issues and rules in the senate. guess it's which mark pryor you ask. they write that is an incredibly bizarre and offensive e-mail from the press secretary. we should all agree that america is better off when the public officials in both parties have the humility to seek guidance from god. marco ru
's not going to federal employees and their pay and defense contractors and whoever else might be impacted. it is a big debate. is there a consensus? no. i think hopefully we'll get one in the next few months as we start to understand it greater. >> there is a possible deal we're all hearing about between patty murray and paul ryan to stop the next tranche of the sequester from kicking in in january. that may be announced early next week. i wanted to ask you about the minimum wage. the age old debate. republicans on the hill say if you raise minimum wage you depress hiring and businesses hire. if you look at the numbers and the protesters we see around the country today, if you cross out that minimum wage, that's basically people making $15,000 a year, if they are working full time, a 40-hour week. you can't live on that in this country, especially not with kids. >> it's a difficult debate, there's two sides to the story. in high school i had three jobs. i worked at wendy's, chinese restaurant, some place called captain d's, a long john silver's knockout hoff. sorry if they are offended ab
as it took in defense of his principles and as he said on a number of occasions, i'm ready to give my life forewhat i believe in. and he triumphed. >> world leaders have been paying tribute including pope francis, who in a telegram writes, since his death was announced there's been celebration and vigils and services in mandela's honor and hundreds filled the streets. the crowd filled with people of all ages and races wanting to pay respects to mandiba. one released a white glove in memory. michelle kosinski joins me live. describe what you're seeing throughout the day and night. how do you put it in words? >> reporter: it's tough. emotional and unified is a good way to describe it. even when you look into this crowd this is just one little segment you're seeing, everybody is taking a peek in the camera. the incredible diversity you see in our one live shot. when you walk through the crowd, you see much more. all races, all faiths. it's a big crowd, hundreds of people at every moment throughout today and there was always dancing and singing without ceasing. it's completely orderly and very
working for the federal government. i remember bob gates, my former secretary of defense wonderful public servant, when i first came in i asked him so bob you got any advice for me. he said mr. president, just understand you've got a lot of people working for you. somebody somewhere at this very moment is screwing something up. and that's true. and so i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary on every single agency how can we do things better? and we can do things better. part is we need to reorganize the government which was designed primarily in 1935 or '45. we could consolidate agencies. we've got to do a better job buying information technologies. how we make ourselves more customer friendly. those are all things that we can improve. but the upshot is the government still does a lot of good. the last point i'll make on this is we've had a politics, frankly, the entire republican party brand since ronald reagan has been government's the problem. and if you day after day, week after week, election after election are running on that platform, and that permeates our culture a
. ♪ >>> welcome back to "weekends with alex witt". 31 past the hour. time for your fast five headlines. defense secretary chuck hagel has made an unannounced trip to afghanistan. hagel is not planning to meet with karzai during his stop >> six suspects in the truck carrying radioactive have been released from the hospital. all of them experienced symptoms of radiation exposure. >>> in the wake of last weekend's deadly rail accident, they have until tuesday to identify all lines who have speed changes of 20 miles per hour or more. the railroad is ordered to put extra operators online. >>> new mexico state police officer who shot at the van with children inside has been fired. the incident happened in october during a traffic stop dispute over a speeding ticket. >>> a woman in georgia is facing a series of charges for using her 5-year-old son to burglarize her neighbor's house. video from the in-home surveillance shows the boy breaking in through the doingy door. the home owner set up a camera after noticing things missing from her house. >>> the american veteran detained in north korea is headin
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